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Thursday, September 14

Smart cities

Economic Luncheon: Smart Cities Design

  • September 14, 2017
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • Newport Chamber of Commerce
  • 518 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI

​Hosted to align with DESIGN WEEK RI, Newport Chamber of Commerce hosts Niek Veraart of Louis Berger Group at their Economic Update Luncheon. Niek will discuss Smart Cities design concepts...

Saturday, September 16

Grcic

Film Screening: Konstantin Grcic - Design is Work

  • September 16, 2017
  • 1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
  • Providence Art + Design Film Festival
  • 204 South Main Street Providence, RI 02903

The ART AND DESIGN FILM FESTIVAL in collaboration with DESIGN WEEK RI presents the North American premiere of Design is Work. Design is beautiful but also hard work. The film...

Wednesday, September 20

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PechaKucha Providence

  • September 20, 2017
  • 7:20 pm — 10:00 pm
  • Pecha Kucha Providence
  • 276 Westminster St, Providence, RI 02903

If you haven’t heard of this global yet unpronounceable phenomenon, PechaKucha is a monthly format for sharing ideas in which presenters are allotted 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide. Simply...

Friday, September 22

Parking-day

PARK(ing) Day Providence

  • September 22, 2017
  • 9:00 am — 4:00 pm
  • ASLA and AIA
  • Locations throughout Providence, RI

PARK(ing) Day is an annual, international event that brings together artists, designers, non‐profit organizations, and citizens to transform metered parking spaces into temporary public parks known as parklets....

Elmwood studios

Elmwood Studios Party

  • September 22, 2017
  • 7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
  • Elmwood Studios
  • 160 Narragansett Ave, Unit 2 Providence, RI

Nest Homeware, Oblique Studio, Studio Endo, and Work-Shop Design Studio celebrate one year in their shared shop space - Elmwood Studios. Come tour the studio, see what we’re working...

Saturday, September 23

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Doors Open RI Festival

  • September 23, 2017
  • 10:00 am — 6:00 pm
  • Doors Open RI
  • Throughout Providence

Imagine receiving a set of keys to historic homes, theaters, sacred spaces, secret vaults, studios and more for free. For one day the Doors Open RI Festival will provide you...

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Ocean State Oyster Festival

  • September 23, 2017
  • 1:00 pm — 7:00 pm
  • Ocean State Oyster Festival
  • South Water St., Providence, RI 02903

The 3rd Annual Ocean State Oyster Festival aims to raise awareness of and celebrate Rhode Island’s aquaculture industry by providing a platform that helps expand RI’s aquaculture economy....

Bonfires

WaterFire

  • September 23, 2017
  • 6:30 pm — 11:00 pm
  • WaterFire
  • Providence, RI 02903

This award-winning sculpture by Barnaby Evans installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence, has been praised by Rhode Island residents and international visitors alike as a powerful work of...